Weed control still requires major investments of money and labour in organic arable farming and field vegetable cultivation. For this reason, current research is focused to a large extent on the development of weed control strategies. These incorporate prevention as well as mechanical methods, and cover a range of approaches. From inexpensive techniques to very innovative technologies. Research into pests and diseases primarily focuses on improving systems and preventing infestation. However, even with maximum prevention measures some pests and diseases still cause unacceptable damage. For these residual problems control measures are being developed
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